How Do Families Affect Children’s Education and Development?–A Study in Villages at China-Myanmar Border

By Xiaoyun Zhang, Qingyang Xiong, Yingchen Yang At the Yunnan-Myanmar border, there are many paradise-like villages in the mountains and forests, which gives birth to many intelligent children. They are born artists, good at climbing, diving, dancing, singing, and many kinds of skills. However, when it comes to education, many of them are not so-called good students. Many children perform poorly in class and get … Continue reading How Do Families Affect Children’s Education and Development?–A Study in Villages at China-Myanmar Border

China’s New Priorities in Africa

While Africa’s value to the outside world has historically been framed largely in economic terms — as a place to extract resources and as a market to sell goods — China is changing that equation. The fact is, Africa just isn’t that important to China economically. All 54 African countries combined account for less than 4% of China’s 4+ trillion global trade balance while Beijing … Continue reading China’s New Priorities in Africa

Africans in China During COVID-19 and the Future of China-Africa Relation

From an article by Brookings, China and Africa’s relationship developed unexpectedly during the COVID-19 pandemic. There was an unexpected break in the relationship. Since April, there were tons of reports and social media discussions about the eviction and maltreatment of Africans in Guangzhou. This even caused official diplomatic protests from African countries and African Union. This was an unprecedented problem that never happened before. This … Continue reading Africans in China During COVID-19 and the Future of China-Africa Relation

Three Important Trends to Notice About China-Africa Relationship in 2020

From a report by the Africa Report, “twitter diplomacy”, debt and sustainable energy will shape China-Africa relationship in the year ahead. This article was written prior to the COVID-19 became a global pandemic. “Twitplomacy” Beijing had started an experiment on public diplomacy last year. Previously, public diplomacy was about a staid interview on CCTV. But now, Chinese diplomats in Africa started to have their own … Continue reading Three Important Trends to Notice About China-Africa Relationship in 2020

The Coronavirus Epdemic Has Been Controlled in China but There Are Challenges in the Economic Recovery

From an New York Times article, China’s factories had back on after the control of the epidemic domestically. But the factories are facing a problem of finding buyers since the problem that the recovery of the production side may be slightly faster than the consumption side. The difficulties are warning China and possibly other countries that we may be a “W-shaped” pattern of economic activity. … Continue reading The Coronavirus Epdemic Has Been Controlled in China but There Are Challenges in the Economic Recovery